section about a 1/3 of it out and keep whats left all properly secured, even add new mounting screws if needed, if you take them out completely you will get small rocks between your door and rocker and it causes scratches on the rocker
Since you are the one who inspired me to start ripping apart my bay...
Have you considered this?
Unsnapped that ugly black bracket and ran the harness over top the washer reservoir.
I've tucked it back even further since I took the pic and I also want to re-route those ground cables.